Annual Operation Thanksgiving Feast at Camp Pendleton 2017
San Clemente, CA
Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise (WOCHP), a non-profit organization that serves those in the U.S. Armed Forces and families, celebrated another Thanksgiving at Camp Pendleton, honoring the Marines and Sailors of the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion. This year's event hosted an attendance of about 250 people.
The troops were served a large selection of food including turkey, mashed potato and gravy, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cornbread and casserole. Desserts included pumpkin pie, apple pie and jello cake. All of these homemade delicacies were made or donated by volunteers.
The event was kicked off by a beautiful prayer. Our troops were able to participate in a raffle, where various prizes were handed out, including big flat-screen TVs, kindly donated by donors. Other prizes included gift cards to various retailers such as Red Robin. This year, the troops' families were invited and the children were able to enjoy the great food and companionship.
WOCHP president and founder, Cynthia Martinez, thanked the troops and the volunteers for a great event.
Operation Thanksgiving 2017 was a huge success, thanks to the generous support and aid brought by Words of Comfort, Hope, and Promise’s partners, volunteers, sponsors and friends.
Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise’s motto is “What makes a nation great is love for one another”, which was the message that reflected greatly at this event. If you would like to know more information about Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise, and how you can partner with us to support our troops or make donations, please contact Cynthia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (949) 637-7615. For more information on this event, please visit the Operation Thanksgiving Feast page.
November 27, 2017